Gunter Lamprecht

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Birth Name: Gunter Lamprecht
Born: 01/21/1930
Birth Place: Berlin, DE

Several of Lamprecht's most notable film performances were directed by one of the giants of New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Lamprecht first acted for him in "Martha" (1973). He also played a supporting role in Fassbinder's superb "The Marriage of Maria Braun" (1978), but Lamprecht's most important work for the director, indeed, his most important work in film, was in the leading role of Franz Biberkopf in Fassbinder's monumental 15 1/2-hour "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1980). Made as a miniseries for German TV but given an international theatrical release, Fassbinder's detailed and absorbing epic adapted Alfred Doblin's novel about the travails of a dull-witted transit worker releas... Continue Bio >>

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